The Gray Oral Reading Tests, now in its fifth edition, is one of the most widely used measures of oral reading fluency and comprehension in the United States. The GORT-5 has two equivalent forms, Form A and Form B. Each form contains 16 developmentally sequenced reading passages with five comprehension questions each. An optional miscue analysis system allows reading specialists to analyze reading errors and tailor interventions to specific students' needs.
The GORT-5 can be used in identifying students who may need more intensive or explicit instruction in reading in order to make adequate progress in reading facility and/or comprehension. The test can be used as part of a battery of tests for diagnosis of specific reading disabilities in children through young adults.
It can also be used to compare intra-individual reading skills (e.g., reading rate vs. comprehension) and to help tailor interventions to the student's specific needs. Having two equivalent forms enables examiners to conduct pre - and post-intervention testing to measure progress.